Logitech G815 Gaming Keyboard Review
The G815 body is a flat plane made of aluminum alloy, it can look smooth blue or dark gray, depending on the light conditions in the room. But don’t let the “aluminum” in the material fool you, this board has enough weight and weight to avoid slipping on your desk, and it doesn’t feel like it will break or break without a severe blow. The body holds fingerprints well and isn’t too reflective, which means you don’t get many ways to reflect incoming currents from an RGB lamp.
The G815 is, without doubt, the flattest non-membrane keyboard I have ever had (you can see it compared to the classic Logitech G710 in the photo above), and it feels like it requires very little space on the table because of that. That is a full-size board with a Numpad and even a line of select game buttons, and is not much smaller than other boards, in terms of width and length. But swapping out the Corsair K95, complete with armrests and the highest mechanical key, for the G815 makes me feel like I have more room to move without my keyboard becoming a barrier.
The weakest design element on the G815 comes in the form of its media control buttons and volume wheels. All of these elements function well, but the rubber and plastic media buttons are not flat from the volume wheel and do not match the aesthetics of the other high-quality, slim boards. It also annoys me that the volume wheel doesn’t have a tactile click to it, even though it has the appearance of a small groove on its surface.
Typing feel on the G815 with the new GL Tactile switch feels fantastic. The shorter lead time of a low profile switch immediately makes it feel like you are typing faster, & once you get used to the new board, that is likely to be a problem. For most experienced typists, if you are from a more traditional mechanical switch.
Critically, the GL Tactile switch provides sound & physical feedback that makes the mechanical switch so accessible, and you feel much more certain from each key press than you do with a membrane keyboard. It truly feels like the best of the world of bost.
Very flat board properties take time to get used to. Still, it feels like an enjoyable rest compared to the slope of a typical mechanical keyboard (and maybe better for the health of your wrist, even if you want something ergonomic, you might have to use the separate keyboard). If a flat board changes too much for you, then you can loosen it thanks to the well-designed foot riser below the top edge of the board, which offers two simple, simple height choices.
The only comfort feature I feel missing on this board is the lack of wrist rest – but I might be spoiled coming straight from the Corsair K95. Because these boards are low in height, your palms and wrists tend to spend a lot of time resting on your desk directly, & a little extra, including cushioning or support, will be fun – even if it means increasing prices further, it won’t be in vain.
At the cost of $ 199 spent on the G815, you get full RGB lighting, programmable macro/game buttons, USB 2.0 pass-through ports, media buttons, mechanical switc, & hesvolume wheels. The biggest highlight here is RGB lighting because the Logitech G HUB software gives some of the most fantastic lighting options on the market. Pre-program animations available for the G815 include things like moving sine waves, sunlight shining on the G logo at an angle, waves that hit the beach, and even Tron-inspired races between the blue and orange lines – all playing on your keyboard.
For ultra-fast shooters gamers, you might still want more in-depth traditional mechanical switch security. But if you play a lot of non-FPS games and a lot of typing, the G815 on Tactile or Clicky is an easy recommendation. However, the Linear option is not for me. Even though it is technically a mechanical switch, it feels soft and membrane – and doesn’t like something I want to pay $ 200.
Like all switches, your mileage may vary – but the Tactile and Clicky options are in a different league from Linear, in my opinion. To get the chance to see & hear all the new switches in action, see the video at the bottom of this review.
G915: All Items Are the Same, But Wireless
G915 offers everything the G815 does, but with more than $ 50, you can take advantage of Logitech’s LIGHTSPEED wireless technology. Logitech proved many doubts that were wrong when they started issuing wireless gaming mice with LIGHTSPEED technology a few years ago. And aside from occasional technical hiccups, their performance was stable & reliable, with a little latency so there might not be.
Logitech G815 Gaming Keyboard Specification
- Actuation distance: 1.5 mm
- Total travel distance: 3.0 mm
- Actuation force: 45 g
- 3 G-keys Macro Profiles
- 2 Lighting Profiles
- 5 Dedicated G-Keys
- LIGHTSYNC RGB, per key lighting
- Dedicated media control and edgeless volume wheel
- PC Cable Length: 1.8 m
- macOS® 10.11 or later
- Windows® 7 or later
- 2x USB ports (1x keyboard, 1x USB passthrough port)
|Keyboard||150 mm||22 mm||475 mm||1145 g|
Logitech G815 Gaming Keyboard Software & Drivers
Logitech G HUB
Logitech G HUB